Wright State Raiders vs. Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/17/14
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (13-3) at Wright State Raiders (11-8)
College Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Green Bay Phoenix will be at the Nutter Center to face the Wright State Raiders.
Green Bay has the best combination of scoring and defense in the Horizon which is why they are the early favorite in an unpredictable conference. The Phoenix racked up win number eight in a row after a 93-86 overtime decision at Milwaukee. This one was decided by offense with both squads hitting at around 47% with GB grabbing 22 offensive rebounds leading to nine more shots. Keifer Sykes was the offensive hero with 34 points and eight pulls with Alec Brown adding 19 points and nine boards while Jordan Fouse and Greg Mays netted eleven points with Fouse posting posting another nine rebounds.
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I know Wright State was labeled a challenger in the Horizon and they have been living up to those accollades as of late with wins in six of seven after knocking off Illonois-Chicago 58-53. The stubborn Raiders defense held the Flames to just 36% from the field and forced 17 turnovers which made the home team a winner with 34% accuracy with a 22-14 edge at the foul line being the decisive edge. The offense received 17 points and eight boards from AJ Pacher on 3-5 shooting while Jerran Young was next in line with 13 with Reggie Arceneaux contrbuting ten points .
Both teams are red hot which makes Wright State tempting as a home dog. I am going with Green Bay right now who has been very consistent but this is subject to change...